San Jose Sharks (11-18-6) vs. Vancouver Canucks (15-15-3)
December 27, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -145 / San Jose Sharks +118; Over/Under: +6.5
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The San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena. The San Jose Sharks have lost 6 of their last 9 games. The Vancouver Canucks have split their last 6 games.
The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Timo Meier leads San Jose with 18 goals, Erik Karlsson has 33 assists and Tomas Hertl has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 48 goals on 375 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 57 goals on 592 shots.
The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 26.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with 24 goals, Quinn Hughes has 28 assists and Elias Pettersson has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 68.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 56 goals on 479 shots faced, and Spencer Martin has allowed 63 goals on 542 shots.
The Sharks are 10-26 in their last 36 road games and 14-38 in their last 52 overall. The Canucks are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Pacific and 8-3 in their last 11 vs. Western Conference. The over is 19-7-1 in Sharks last 27 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Canucks last 8 home games. The Sharks are 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Vancouver and 0-7 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks still have major issues on the defensive end and as the losses continue to pile up, these aren’t things that fix themselves on the road. The Vancouver Canucks aren’t world beaters, but they have the offensive firepower to give the Sharks fits, and that’s exactly what they’ve done in recent meetings against them. Give me the Canucks at home and the reasonable price.